China News Service, September 7 According to foreign media reports, on the 6th local time, Brazil’s "ball king" Pele stated that he had undergone surgery to remove a colon tumor and is currently recovering from the operation.

Data map: Brazil's "ball king" Pele.

  He said, "Dear friends, thank you very much for your blessings... Last Saturday I underwent surgery and removed suspicious lesions on the right colon. The tumor was discovered during the test I mentioned last week."

  He also said, "I face this game with a smile, because I am surrounded by the love of family and friends, I am full of optimism and happiness."

  The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement that they are currently keeping Bailey in the intensive care unit, but are expected to transfer him to a room on the 7th.

The hospital added that the tumor had been sent for testing.

  Earlier, Brazilian media reported that Pele was hospitalized for 6 days after participating in the annual physical examination.

  Pele, whose full name is Edsson Arantes do Nascimento, was born on October 23, 1940 in Trescola Sonez, Brazil. He is a famous Brazilian football player and represented the Brazilian national team in 1958. , 1962 and 1970 three World Cup champions, achieved the "Triple Crown" achievement, known as the "King of the Ball."